Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Clemson University (Clemson, SC)

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Clemson University is ranked 24 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 133 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 50%
Applicants who took ACT 50%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+13%
600-69946%
600+59%

SAT Math Score

700+21%
600-69952%
600+74%

ACT Score

30-3642%
24-2951%
24+92%

Students applied22,396
Students admitted11,483
Admission rate51%

Students per faculty18

4-year graduation rate61%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$13,186
Fees$1,132
Room and board$8,718
Estimated book expense$1,308
Total cost$24,344

Cost after need-based aid$15,398
Cost after non-need-based aid$19,128

Average debt at graduation$30,270

Out of State

Tuition$32,738
Fees$1,462
Room and board$8,718
Estimated book expense$1,308
Total cost$44,226

Cost after need-based aid$35,280
Cost after non-need-based aid$39,010

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$50,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met55%
Average need-based aid$8,946
Average non-need-based aid$5,216

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment18,016

Full-Time

Men9,058
Women8,180

Part-Time

Men462
Women316

Freshmen retained93%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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